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Wednesday, April 28, 2004
 
CALENDAR
 

Today

9:30 a.m.
EHS 604
Hazardous Waste
Bldg. 51-201

10:30 a.m.
Center for Beam Physics
NIF: The World's Most Powerful Laser System: Design, Applications and Use
Ed Moses, LLNL
Bldg. 71-264

11 a.m.
EHS 622
Radioactive/Mixed Waste
Bldg. 51-201

Noon
Employee Activities Assoc.
Yoga Class with Chris Hoskins
Bldg. 70A-3377

3 p.m.
ALS/CXRO
Glycomics: A Focus of the Postgenomic Era
Carolyn Bertozzi, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 6-2202

3:30 p.m.
Physics
Supersymmetry at the LHC
Amanda Deisher, UC Berkeley
Bldg. 50B-4205

Tomorrow

9 a.m.
EHS 62
MoveSMART
Bldg. 51-201

Noon
Computer Protection Program
Screening of "Cyberwar"
Bldg. 70A-3377

EETD
Key Findings From the NBI PIER Project: Optimization of Airside Design
Mark Hydeman, P.E., Taylor Engineering
Bldg. 90-3148

1 p.m.
EHS 62
MoveSMART
Bldg. 51-201

1:30 p.m.
Surface Science and Catalysis
Exploitation Of The Interaction Of Gold And Silver Nanoparticles With Gold And Silver Substrates
Janos Fendler, Clarkson U.
Bldg. 66 Auditorium

 
CAFETERIA
 
Morning Additions: Durango Breakfast Bagel with Hash Browns
Market Carvery: Calamari Piccatta
Fresh Grille: Salmon Burger with Onion Rings
Menutainment: Spinach Quiche with Potato Salad
Full Meal Deal: New York Deli Burger, Fries, Side Salad, Rootbeer Float, & Pie

B'fast: 6:30 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
Lunch: 11 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Full menu


IN THE NEWS



Mismatch Boosts
Solar Efficiency


One way to make solar cells more efficient is to find a material that will capture energy from a large portion of the spectrum of sunlight -- from infrared to visible light to ultraviolet. Researchers from Berkeley Lab and other institutions have engineered a single material that contains three bandgaps and is capable of capturing more than 50 percent of the sun's energy. Full story.


Start-Up From Lab
Plans to Go Public

Nanotechnology company Nanosys Inc., a start-up that was founded on Berkeley Lab technology developed in the research lab of materials scientist Paul Alivisatos, plans to go public with an initial stock offering valued at up to $115 million, according to a regulatory filing. Nanosys, based in Palo Alto, specializes in nanotechnology -- the manipulation of atoms and molecules in a variety of applications. Its patented materials are used in solar cells, biological sensors, specialized coatings, and microelectronic devices. The Lab's technology transfer department licensed many of the inventions to Nanosys. Full story.

ANNOUNCEMENTS


Ultrafast X-Ray Meeting
In San Diego Today

Nearly 150 scientists from around the world will converge on the La Jolla Marriott in San Diego today through Saturday for the first international meeting on ultrafast x-ray science. Coordinated by Berkeley Lab and the researchers involved in the development of LUX (Linac/Laser-Based Ultrafast X-Ray Facility), the workshop is designed to bring together laser practitioners and accelerator-based x-ray researchers to define Fourth Generation Light Source characteristics that will be used to study events that occur at the femtosecond and attosecond time scale. Go here for workshop details.

PEOPLE


Lab Physicist Wins
Postdoc Lecture Prize

 
Heeger

Karsten Heeger, a scientist in the Lab's Physics Division, was the recent recipient of Case Western Reserve University's Michelson Postdoctoral Prize Lectureship. It is awarded annually to a junior scholar active in any field of physics. Heeger visited the campus last week and presented three lectures on neutrino research at the Lab. He also received an honorarium of $1000.

SPECIAL EVENT


Nanotech Forum to Look
At Bay Area Prospects

The Berkeley Nanotechnology Forum, sponsored by the Berkeley Nanotechnology Club on campus and Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry, will be held on Saturday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Haas School of Business. The forum is designed to bring together Berkeley students and alumni interested in nanotechnology. It will give attendees a picture of nanotechnology in the Bay Area, highlight Berkeley's world-class capabilities in nanotechnology, and explore the career implications of nanotechnology for scientists, engineers and business students. Registration is limited to 300 attendees. The conference is free to Nanotech Club members who are current Berkeley students or Lab employees. Go here for the agenda, and here for registration.

SAFETY NOTES


'MoveSMART' Training
Begins Tomorrow

Laboratory employees involved in moving and lifting activities at work are encouraged to attend the "MoveSMART" workshops taking place tomorrow and Friday. The classes will focus on practical injury prevention, developing safe behaviors, and heightening safety culture. The two-hour classes begin at 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Thursday, and 8:30 a.m. on Friday. Two "refresher" classes will also be offered on Friday at 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. All classes take place in Building 51-201. Go here to register.

WEATHER

Sunny and cooler.
Highs: upper 70s (25° C).

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SECURITY CONDITION

SECON level 3

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